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Green Weenie
03-11-2011, 12:15 PM
So, I'm going LM bass fishing next month down in FL. I am thinking of attempting some type of baby turtle pattern. Foam shell, foam head, marabou legs and tail. Probably a bit of weight in the butt end for proper "head above water" presentation.

What say you, o masters of threads and bobbins?

Any input here is appreciated.

JayB
03-11-2011, 02:05 PM
I've been meaning to tie a turtle fly for years now after seeing this...

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/beljason/turtle.jpg

come out of this guys stomach. That cooler is 14 inches.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/beljason/dinner.jpg


Let me know what you come up with. Im sure a good turtle pattern can be a killer on the bass.

gmreeves
03-11-2011, 03:49 PM
That's wild. How would the bass ever pass the shell?

gutshot
03-11-2011, 04:18 PM
There was a recent show on the national geographic channel or one similar to it that discussed snakes in the Everglades eating alligators and other animals one segment was spent x-raying the snakes to show they dissolved the bones and everything in a couple of days. I think the bass might take longer, but if one cold blooded animal can do it I am sure another can as well.

SWAMPUS
04-22-2011, 11:04 AM
Lots of green deer hair!Use hook w/shank appro lengh.I'd use a colored beadat rear to keep butt down.Densely pack hair.I'd use clump method side to side to keep most of hair on sides.Use plastic bead or deer hair for head.Trim top into appro dome.Bottom fllat as ****.Careful trimming sides and leave legs.It would require a very slooow retrieve.Might want to add plastic lip.A strip retrieve would cause it to dive as a turtle swims to bottom.Strip it down and let surface.Tie it weedless and it would be great in lilypads!It would be close enuff to a frog to perform dbl-duty.Going to attempt tying it when I get home.Know some nice lilypads close to house!

No Hackle
04-22-2011, 12:15 PM
Watched a smallmouth eat one that very size. Never even considered it, But I am now. Way cool, Unless your the turtle. also saw a baby duck get eaten.
Lynn

Corbo
05-01-2011, 08:40 AM
try tying a GURGLER; It's a salt pattern I used in Maine for Striper but also caught many smallies with it. The fly floats well, creates lotsa "pop" on the water and is made from foam and feathers... you can of course change up the colors. Bet you can find tying instructions on the web, good luck.

NDuncan
05-04-2011, 10:33 AM
Watched a smallmouth eat one that very size. Never even considered it, But I am now. Way cool, Unless your the turtle. also saw a baby duck get eaten.
Lynn


That makes me want to tie a baby duck popper. :biggrin:

kentuckytroutbum
05-04-2011, 11:42 AM
That makes me want to tie a baby duck popper. :biggrin:

Now that would be a BIG, BIG fly. Probably would need a 10 wt rod to chuck that out to the fish. ;)

Bill

No Hackle
05-04-2011, 02:22 PM
I've got a baby duck Pattern. Carried it for about 5 years now and only caught maybe 4 or 5 fish on it,but they've all been over 4lbs. made it out of spun yellow deer hair complete with orange feet. No fun to cast but worth it.
Lynn

NDuncan
05-04-2011, 04:29 PM
I've got a baby duck Pattern. Carried it for about 5 years now and only caught maybe 4 or 5 fish on it,but they've all been over 4lbs. made it out of spun yellow deer hair complete with orange feet. No fun to cast but worth it.
Lynn


That sounds pretty cool! What did you use for the feet, if you don't mind me asking?

Heavynets
05-04-2011, 05:38 PM
Here is a recipe and picture for a baby duck popper.
http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern4552.html

http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/img45e23e322e66c.jpg

http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern4552.html

No Hackle
05-05-2011, 07:39 AM
I used an orange felt stuff. Wished I had a better material. not very durable, I think one or both are gone. I like the pattern above really well.
Lynn

Troutman
05-05-2011, 04:14 PM
I like to use live turtles when fishing for the really big bass! problem is they have an appetite for the baby ducks also.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/64thbirthday040.jpg

kentuckytroutbum
05-05-2011, 07:22 PM
Looks like he's got an appetite for your leg! Is that a snapper? Couldn't see his nose very well. :confused:

Bill